Community service is more than a graduation requirement at Noble and Greenough—it’s a way of life. Students can fulfill their 80-hour service-learning requirement through taking part in an Afternoon Program activity, going on service-learning trips or doing independent projects—but many log far more than 80 hours each year.
Walk around Noble and Greenough on any school day, and you will see students interacting with teachers. Of course you will see them in class. But they also may be sitting over lunch with their advisors, perching on a bench in Shattuck Schoolhouse to go over a paper, walking down to a field together before practice or hanging out before play practice begins.
On a hot July afternoon when many kids might choose to take it easy, Achieve is alive with activity. Whether in class or working one-on-one with staff, students are reading, doing math or preparing to give a speech in Assembly.
The evolution of the Mission statement began with Head Eliot Putnam in 1969, when Nobles was all-male and the Mission called for “imparting knowledge, stimulating intellectual curiosity and presenting [the] opportunity to serve…”
On the beautiful, sunny Friday, May 27, that ushered in the long Memorial Day weekend, the Nobles beach was festooned with an array of colorful tie-dyed T-shirts to celebrate the annual Art Street festival.
At the final Assembly of the 2010-2011 school year, teachers celebrated scholars, athletes and writers with awards, the community bade farewell to Middle School Director of Athletics Rob Feingold and Provost Bill Bussey lobbed a few samples of summer reading into the audience.
With wisdom garnered from Mark Twain and Shakespeare, a beloved mother, a classic children’s book, and even zombie movies, Noble and Greenough School sent the 117 members of the Class of 2011 out into the world on the blustery morning of June 3, when even the sky wore Nobles blue and white.